30 November 2011

a little surprise

when I was a kid, my father used to travel a lot. when he returned home, he always had small surprises in his suitcase. what I remember most was hotel soap - those tiny lovely bars of ivory and camay, smelling perfumey even through the wrappers. using them in the bath, the bars always lathered so richly and fit so easily in little girl hands.

when she was small, i continued this same tradition for the girl. but i'm thinking about tweaking it a bit for the little girl.


Tabor said...

What a nice memory. I think children today...at least my grandchildren would miss the simple beauty of this.

Nora said...

Those little soaps are such a luxury and you're right, they do lather very well. I had forgotten about Camay. That's the soap my mother used to use when I was little. XOX

~she~ said...

There is nothing quite like a little bottle of ketchup. I've brought them home before too!

susan t. landry said...

you are the best grandmother on earth!